Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: Can a previous employer tell someone why you were fired?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 12, 2016

Employers can and often do given negative references regarding past employees. Whether they should and whether they can be held liable for doing so are different questions. Many individuals who are harmed by a negative employer reference bring lawsuits against the former employer, alleging claims such as defamation, libel, and tortious interference with contract, among other things. Sometimes these are successful, depending on the facts. Often, but not always, truth is a defense. Sometimes...
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Q: can I get my name as cosigner off my daughters school loans since she is married?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 8, 2016

This isn't so much a legal question as a question for the loan provider. They may be willing to swap cosigners, if her husband will sign. They certainly don't have to do so.
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Q: I lost my license for 6 months because I rear ended someone within 6 months. 5 months later I get ticket for 22 over

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Ohio on
Answered on May 8, 2016

Another suspension is fairly likely. You need to slow down.
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Q: Hi are there any lawyers that will take a case with someone with low income?

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Ohio on
Answered on May 8, 2016

Check with your local bar association and legal aid society for a list of attorneys taking cases at a reduced rate.
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Q: How does a person or group of people find help if they were victims of spiritual and emotional abuse by a non profit

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

It sounds like you already believe you were victims of abuse, the question is whether there is a viable lawsuit against this place, which makes the first questions (1) what type of abuse? (2) Any physical injuries? (3) How long ago? and (4) Does this place have any assets to take in a lawsuit?
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Q: A maintenance man started a fire in our apartment accidentally, should our renter's insurance have to pay for damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

It depends upon the terms of your policy, but I would be asking the landlord's insurance to pay up before my own.
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Q: I have consent to search residence I live at but title is not in my name. Is this valid?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Huh? You have consent to search the residence? Why do you want to search the residence? I suppose sure. If I tell someone, go ahead, you can search my house, then they can search my house at least until I revoke that consent.

Are you really asking if you can give the police to search your husband's trailer which is in his name only?
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Q: My boyfriend got caught with 1 narcotic an car being unsafe how much time could he get ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

What was the narcotic? What it is matters a lot. Also, he really ought to get an attorney.
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Q: what happens if the victim of a sex offense crime was not notified of a early judicial release hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Probably nothing. The statute does give the victim the right to notice, but the courts are only required to make reasonable efforts to notify the victim.
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Q: If a person is sent to jail and then released, can they go back to jail at arraignment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Yes, but it isn't particularly likely. As long as this person stays out of trouble and attends court as required, there is no reason for the court to revisit the issue of bond. If, however, this person gets into more trouble between release and arraignment, by lets say threatening a witness, then yes, the judge may order the person back to jail at the arraignment.
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Q: Do I have any rights to stop my grandson from moving in with his mother who is not good for him

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

You do not have the right to keep him form his mother unless she lost custody and you were made guardian. You can of course report his misbehavior, but that may not help.
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Q: I have a 16 almost 17 yr old and I'm giving my permission to let him drop out ..

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

This is in the Ohio forum, though it gives your location as MI. In OH, you do technically need school permission to drop out.
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Q: can you move into a family members house at 17 without parent consent ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Is she your legally appointed guardian? Does your father still have custody rights?
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Q: How much is a speeding ticket typically

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

There is significant variation, but most tickets, all told, are now in the $150-$250 range.
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Q: Can a police officer Threaten to or actually arrest a minor for going to a park when off school on an excused absence?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Well, you weren't at the dentist, or on your way to the dentist, or on your back to school after the dentist...so you were cutting school.
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Q: After closing buyer told sellers to take appliances, sellers agreed, now buyer wants sellers to pay for them. Legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

It sure sounds to me like the appliances were gifted to the seller, who now owns them.
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Q: How do I begin the process of receiving a judicial bypass for abortion?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Answered on May 3, 2016

For financial reasons, very few people hire an attorney for this, so I have no experience with it. My understanding; however, is that the clinics and providers such as Planned Parenthood have the information you need to obtain a confidential hearing with a judge.
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Q: I need a legal document that states that I took my husband's last name when we got married.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

There are several ways to change your name in Ohio. Depending upon what you did, there may or may not be documentation you can get. It is legally possible to change a name simply through usage. Ohio law does not require any formal change.

Did you file an application with the probate court to change your name? If you did, there will be a probate court order changing your name, which you can get a copy of from the probate court's clerk. That would probably be the best thing for proving...
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Q: Can they legally keep me on house arrest if they charged me with a felony 3 but dropped the charge to a m1?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016
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Q: If a person was indicted for $4,000 on a theft charge. Why the indictment read $7500- $150,000 and its a 2 degree felony

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 25, 2016

Then the indictment is incorrect. That's good news, not bad. This person needs to get an attorney.
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